Contractual Duties and Responsibilities for Construction Failure and Dispute Resolution

Assignment 2 – Problem Solving Task – Contractual Duties and Responsibilities for Construction Failure and Dispute Resolution Type: Individual assignment Due: Week 11 Wednesday 11th October 2012 6pm Weight: 30% overall of the unit Penalty for Late Submission: 3% per each day You are required to prepare and submit an investigative report on contractual issues and dispute resolution of a project provided to you with the following: ? Case study project (3 pages) ? Exhibit 1 - 4 PART A CONTRACTUAL ISSUES (max. 1,000 words)Your discussion should include the following: ? Identify and describe key contractual issues/problems contributing to the failure of construction project. ? Discuss Project Engineer?s responsibilities and contractual duties in regards to the construction dispute. ? Suggest remedies for breach of contract in terms of damages and performance. PART B DISPUTE RESOLUTION (max. 1,000 words) Your discussion should include the following: ? Identify and describe contractual means of avoiding disputes with regards to the construction failure. ? Discuss the pre-action steps (what to prepare as a Project Engineer) when disputes arise e.g. initiating a claim and defending a claim. ? Propose one (1) alternative dispute resolution method and describe in detail of the procedure in regards of settling disagreement of the construction project. FORMAT GUIDANCE (Included for marking CRA) ? Be printed on white A4 paper ? Include a cover sheet: assignment name, unit name, unit number, student?s full name, student ID, word count for each part ? Font: Times New Roman, minimum font size of 11, 1.5 line spacing ? Minimum of 2.5cm page margins ? Header with student?s full name, student ID, and unit number ? Footer with page number ? Begin Part B on a new page ? Referencing: Please use a reference list acknowledging the sources actually used in the paper. You may use either Harvard or APA referencing style; but be consistent. http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/ ASSIGNMENT STRUCTURE (1) Cover sheet (2) Part A (3) Part B (4) Reference list (5) CRA form with the student name on it

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